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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 64,935 People

    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Here's my poem: If i were to die no one

    wold notice I could use a noose or a knife there Would only be blood left of me pouring Out or just broken bones there would Be no more pain for me I would be Free yet still hurt some how it's a never Ending circle and it never ends it always Moves...
    SykikGhost1 SykikGhost1 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't get why she still wants to be my friend

    if all she does is make me feel bad about myself. I know than I'm inadvertently insensitive when I speak sometimes, but I'm just a rational person, I'm not trying to hurt anyone...I'm just trying to be myself
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I broke down in front of my mum again this week

    and she said that if I keep sliding further into depression she'll pull me out of school....she already has no idea how bad it already is, no one does:( I'm so scared of her finding out and pulling me out of school I can't let that happen but some days are just so dark that I...
    paledaisy paledaisy 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    **** you depression, **** your endless waves

    of darkness i want to see some light. you're too emotionally draining for me and i think it's time we broke up. i deserve to be happy and trapped in a black room with flickering lights of hope here and there. i need more. keep your lonely thoughts and miserable tactics to...
    xyourxonlyxstarx xyourxonlyxstarx 22-25, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Is it ok for guys to cry ?

    Or want to cuddle with some one and just have some one ?
    Cookdc12 Cookdc12 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I just wanted to share this,

    so it's only short. I was bullied harshly in school and no matter how much I ignored it, reported to teachers or stood up for myself, it still continued. I felt I had to do something really drastic to stop them and I was desperate to stop the taunts, the hits, the name calling...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    My mom keeps telling me how she just wants me

    to be happy again and every time she says that I just start bursting out in tears.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Is there really a "happy ever after" sure

    dosent seem like I'm good enough for a gf
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    God I thought I was getting better.

    . Sure it's only 1-3 bad days a week but their hell, worst than ******* ever, I started cutting again and uh I can't handle anything in those times..
    ttn159 ttn159 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    It's him. Whenever I'm around my dad

    or even just at his house, I can't handle it. He makes me so angry because he can get away with all this crap and he doesn't care how you feel about it; it's all about him. Whenever I'm at his house I always feel on the verge of crying, and whenever he's gone I get tempted to...
    bandfreak26 bandfreak26 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    Why is it so dark? When did my path became

    such a gravel road, with the sinister aura of James Newton Howard's beautiful composition which carries the same name. I have few friends i hold dear but cannot handle trusting them. I have a girlfriend that would do anything for me, yet i keep my distance even after 3 years. I...
    DestinyWriter DestinyWriter 18-21, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    If anyone wants to talk,

    just message me :) I'm here for you
    haily9784 haily9784 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Get out of bed. Get off the couch.

    Just move. Find some motivation. Some reason to move. Why is this so damn hard? Why.
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My life like most others hasn't been easy.

    I have depression that probably be traced back to the abuse I got while I was younger. My depression led to social anxiety. And my depression and anxiety led to a suicide attempt that landed me in the hospital. After being out of school for so long since I was in the hospital I...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I see so many 13-15 yr olds here writing about

    depression and anxiety. It saddens me. Not that their feelings aren't valid, but those years suck for most people! Hormones just don't change our bodies from kids to women and men but our brains change too! My message is hang in there, reach out and find someone to talk to...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    Everything is so hard

    for me. My life has gone downhill since my boyfriend left me. I'm a single mom who is battling depression and suicidal thoughts. Today my ex boyfriend just admitted to me that he found someone else after 2 weeks of the break up. My heart is all broken. I didn't even cry when I...
    TwingleLittleStar TwingleLittleStar 18-21, F 8 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I cried myself to sleep this evening

    and wake up with a headache, diarrhea and nausea... I vomited twice ... i wish somebody care about my well being
    shazmn shazmn 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 14 Responses Oct 31

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I hate it when you are surrounded by all your

    friends and yet you still feel alone. Thanks cheer...worst. meet. ever.
    Ashlee344 Ashlee344 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Hello, hope your day is great

    because you are! :)
    HoldingOnToAir HoldingOnToAir 16-17, T 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 37 Responses Aug 28

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    Just waiting for Monday.

    .. Home alone.
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    sometimes it gets the better of me.

    ..makes me not want to do anything...I dont feel like existing sometimes. and nothing really works or help. No one really understands how I feel, but I fight it nonetheless....its not fair on others for me to mope and complain, not when there is **** to do and not when there are...
    Jesse287 Jesse287 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I do because I am always looking on the bad side

    and never good but hell that gonna change.
    jadelynthompson jadelynthompson 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    Everyday is the same.

    . Constant struggle to get out of bed and achieve something..
    Lilneko Lilneko 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Today was one of those days.

    You know the ones. All the little things have built up. And suddenly you're crying over something stupid and you can't stop. It's exhausting. But I got through it.
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is a poem I wrote

    when I was 14 What am I doing here I want to go home Nothing's funny anymore Nothing seems even remotely interesting anymore So why did I even come here? More smiling, more nodding Until they finally leave Even now all I really want to do is turn back But instead I'm...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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